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Maya MacGregor

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Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English, Gaelic
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I am the hybrid author of over seventeen novels for adults and young adults which range from paranormal YA mystery to epic and urban fantasy. I have published novels, short fiction, and poetry in English and Gaelic as Maya MacGregor, Emmie Mears, M.E. MacGriogair, and Sylvie Greenhart. My work has received multiple starred reviews from major trade publications and has been long-listed for a Hugo Award. My most recent novel The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester was published in 2022 by Astra Books for Young Readers and was Scottish Book Trust’s Children’s and YA Book of the Month for October 2022.

In addition to my writing, I am an editor with fourteen years’ experience in fiction content and copy editing. I specialise in LitRPG and fantasy and have worked on bestselling projects like Tao Wong’s System Apocalypse series and the blockbuster Iron Prince by Luke Chmilenko and Bryce O’Connor. 

A fluent Gaelic speaker, I am also an award-winning Gaelic songwriter and singer. I sing with the Glasgow Gaelic Musical Association and also was honoured to represent Scotland in 2019 as part of the award-winning Alba choir at Eurovision Choir in Gothenburg, Sweden.

(Photo credit: Max Crawford Photography)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bilingual event; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Reluctant readers

Topics of work

Adolescence; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; Friendship; Gender equality; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+